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10-Jul-2020 4:00 PM EDT
Study Links Stress Hormone With Higher Blood Sugar In Type 2 Diabetes
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds a link between the stress hormone cortisol and higher blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Released: 12-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers
University of Cambridge

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.

Released: 12-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Military Personnel at Risk of Suicide Store Firearms Unsafely
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Military personnel who are at a greater risk of suicide are more likely to unsafely store firearms in unlocked cabinets where they can access them easily, according to a Rutgers researcher.

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Newswise: Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Released: 10-Jul-2020 6:25 PM EDT
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith Named Director of Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
Yale Cancer Center

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS, has been appointed Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity for Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and Smilow Cancer Hospital (SCH), as well as Chief Health Equity Officer & Deputy Chief Medical Officer, at SCH, and Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at YCC.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Mothers’ paid work suffers during pandemic, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

New research from Washington University in St. Louis finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated -not improved - the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Like Humans, Beluga Whales Form Social Networks Beyond Family Ties
Florida Atlantic University

A groundbreaking study is the first to analyze the relationship between group behaviors, group type, group dynamics, and kinship of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic. Results show that not only do beluga whales regularly interact with close kin, including close maternal kin, they also frequently associate with more distantly related and unrelated individuals. Findings will improve the understanding of why some species are social, how individuals learn from group members and how animal cultures emerge.

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Simple blood test can predict severity of COVID-19 for some patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

An early prognosis factor that could be a key to determining who will suffer greater effects from COVID-19, and help clinicians better prepare for these patients, may have been uncovered by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Results of the findings were published today in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

Newswise: OU Researcher Receives Department of Defense Young Faculty Award
Released: 10-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
OU Researcher Receives Department of Defense Young Faculty Award
University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering

Justin Metcalf, assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received a Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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Newswise: USDA grant to support Cornell indoor ag training programs
Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:40 PM EDT
USDA grant to support Cornell indoor ag training programs
Cornell University

Thanks to a grant from the USDA, horticulture experts at Cornell University will help design new training programs for workers in controlled environment agriculture.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
O-REU Program
Texas A&M University

Recently, the Texas A&M University College of Engineering kicked off an online version of its Research Experiences for Undergraduates program. Taking place over the summer, this fully remote program gives 58 students from around the U.S. valuable research experience in computational modeling, theory and data-driven topics in science and engineering.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 2:20 PM EDT
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Historic Expansion in Lexington County
Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation

One of the fastest-growing pharmaceuticals companies in the country, headquartered in Lexington County, today announced several major expansion and investment projects.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 1:00 PM EDT
Health, Bioethics Experts and Advocates Publish Guidance for Research on HIV, Co-infections in Pregnancy
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The PHASES Working Group, co-led by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins, launched ethics guidance at hivpregnancyethics.org, in a project dedicated to ending the evidence gap for pregnant women around HIV and co-infections.

Newswise: Worldwide Stellarator Research Goes Virtual
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Worldwide Stellarator Research Goes Virtual
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Article describes weekly virtual stellarator conferences held in lieu of annual face-to-face meeting because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Genetic ‘fingerprints’ of first COVID-19 cases help manage pandemic
University of Sydney

A new study published in the world-leading journal Nature Medicine, reveals how genomic sequencing and mathematical modelling gave important insights into the ‘parentage’ of cases and likely spread of the disease in New South Wales.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Our itch to share helps spread COVID-19 misinformation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

To stay current about the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to process health information when they read the news. Inevitably, that means people will be exposed to health misinformation, too, in the form of false content, often found online, about the illness.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:30 PM EDT
More Than Meets the Eye
Harvard Medical School

New findings reframe the traditional view of face blindness as a disorder arising strictly from deficits in visual perception of facial features Findings suggest prosopagnosia may be a more complex disorder rooted in multiple deficits Findings can help inform the design of tools to improve face recognition in those with the condition

Newswise: Pandemic Inspires Framework for Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Pandemic Inspires Framework for Enhanced Care in Nursing Homes
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

As of May 2020, nursing home residents account for a staggering one-third of the more than 80,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the U.S. This pandemic has resulted in unprecedented threats—like reduced access to resources needed to contain and eliminate the spread of the virus—to achieving and sustaining care quality even in the best nursing homes. Active engagement of nursing home leaders in developing solutions responsive to the unprecedented threats to quality standards of care delivery is required.

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New evidence of long-term volcanic, seismic risks in northern Europe
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

An ancient European volcanic region may pose both a greater long-term volcanic risk and seismic risk to northwestern Europe than scientists had realized, geophysicists report in a study in the Geophysical Journal International.

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Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
General Electric Healthcare Chooses UH to Clinically Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center physicians completed evaluation for the GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite, and the technology is now in daily clinical practice – flagging between seven to 15 collapsed lungs per day within the hospital. No one on the team could have predicted the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this technology and future research with GEHC may enhance the capability to improve care for COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Critical Care Suite is now assisting in COVID and non-COVID patient care as the AMX 240 travels to intensive care units within the hospital.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Revealing winners & losers in projected future climates
Flinders University

New research reveals how winners & losers from climate change can be identified based on their ability to adapt to rising future temperatures.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
University of Otago

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted in the Womb, Reports Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A baby girl in Texas – born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 – is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, reports The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Largest study of prostate cancer genomics in Black Americans ids targets for therapies
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differences in prostate tumors could have anything to do with these health disparities.

Newswise: Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:30 AM EDT
Scientists may have found one path to a longer life
University of Southern California (USC)

Scientists at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences may have found the beginnings of a path toward increasing human lifespan.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome
University of Copenhagen

he cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Milky Way neutron star pair illuminate cosmic cataclysms
Cornell University

A pair of binary neutron stars in the Milky Way galaxy – discovered eight years ago by a pulsar survey developed at Cornell University – is giving researchers a front-row seat at what they believe will be the stars’ eventual cataclysmic merger.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Research shows businesses can win more customers, influence your friends
Washington University in St. Louis

New research involving Washington University in St. Louis, Harvard and the University of California, San Diego shows marketers could win more customers because existing customers may value the boost in their reputation among friends more than a “selfish” financial incentive.

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FSU workshop on maize genome profiling leads to new study on corn flowering
Florida State University

A genomic mapping technique developed in part at Florida State University has played a crucial role in a new study aimed at understanding growth in corn, a major U.S. crop.

9-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Medicaid expansion meant better health for the most vulnerable low-income adults, study finds
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The most vulnerable residents of Michigan say their health improved significantly after they enrolled in the state’s expanded Medicaid program, a new study finds. Those with extremely low incomes or multiple chronic health problems, and those who are Black, got the biggest health boosts. But participants of all backgrounds reported improvements.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Farmers’ climate change conundrum: Low yields or revenue instability
Cornell University

Climate change will leave some farmers with a difficult conundrum, according to a new study by researchers from Cornell University and Washington State University: either risk more revenue volatility or live with a more predictable decrease in crop yields.

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Released: 10-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT
How COVID-19 Shifted Inpatient Imaging Utilization
Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

As medical resources shifted away from elective and non-urgent procedures toward emergent and critical care of COVID-19 patients, departments were forced to reconfigure their personnel and resources. In particular, many Radiology practices rescheduled non-urgent and routine imaging according to recommendations from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, published online in the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), evaluates the change in the inpatient imaging volumes and composition mix during the COVID-19 pandemic within a large healthcare system.

Newswise: Supercharged bandages to revolutionise chronic wound treatment
Released: 10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Supercharged bandages to revolutionise chronic wound treatment
University of South Australia

World-first plasma-coated bandages with the power to attack infection and inflammation could revolutionise the treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure, diabetic or vascular ulcers that won't heal on their own. Developed by the University of South Australia, the novel coating comprises a special antioxidant which can be applied to any wound dressing to simultaneously reduce wound inflammation a¬¬nd break up infection to aid in wound repair.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth
University of Virginia Health System

The new discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called "microfibrils."

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Team is first in Texas to investigate convalescent plasma for prevention of COVID-19 onset and progression
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A research team is the first in Texas to investigate whether plasma from COVID-19 survivors can be used in outpatient settings to prevent the onset and progression of the virus in two new clinical trials at UTHealth.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Fast-Spreading Mutation Helps Common Flu Subtype Escape Immune Response
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies from binding to a key viral protein, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


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